On 21 October 2013 10:34, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 09:43:09AM +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> >
> > In fact I think (but not use!) that you have a conscious path
> > between any brain, and the empty brain (no brain!).
> >
> >
> How can that be? There is no continuous path between a universal
> machine and a trivial machine - universality will be lost at a precise
> point of removing hardware.
> I think you've been overly influenced by the fading qualia argument,
> which I've always felt to be fallacious.
> In fact it's a no-brainer......

(Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll get my coat and be off to the Cartesian

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